Last night, Steve Mast and I attended the Globe and Mail Business For the Arts Gala at the Royal Ontario Museum. Created by Business for the Arts in 1978, The Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Awards recognizes companies that show outstanding commitment to the arts in Canada. Delvinia was recognized with an Award of Distinction for its work with the Canadian Opera Company.
Delvinia was nominated by the Canadian Opera Company for its relationship as the COC’s Digital Marketing Sponsor. Our company became involved with the COC in 2007 by providing pro bono services to promote the COC’s annual Operanation fundraising event. Since then we have developed their digital strategy, designed and re-launched the COC website, created the “Opera Journeys”, launched the COC live interactive web broadcast of Madama Butterfly and the Nightingale on CBC’s Saturday afternoon at the Opera radio show, launched the “Opera Chorus” online research panel, developed the online subscription renewal process and most recently developed the COC’s Social Media Strategy.
It was an honour to have Delvinia being recognized with an Award of Distinction amongst other great companies including RBC, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. The audience attending the Awards Gala was a who’s who of the Canadians Arts community.
We were joined at the event by the COC’s General Director, Alexander Neef; Executive Director, Rob Lamb; Chief Development Officer, Marion York and Director of Marketing and Communications, Jeremy Elbourne.